Friday, June 25, 2010

Double Feature: Grown Ups & Knight And Day

Each Friday, we will offer up two movies that are scheduled to be released within the accompanying weekend. We know, we know. It’s hard to come across blogs who ever actually get movie talk right. That’s why we won’t say much. A trailer. A paragraph. And boom – all you need to know about what new movies you can take your beautiful object of affection to see this weekend. It's like going to the drive-in movie theater. Remember those? So much fun. Thank us later, not now.

Grown Ups

Every single time I see Kevin James hold on to the rope, slam into the tree and fall through branches and bushes head over feet, I just can't help but laugh. This can't be good, right? Way too many people that have done way too many entertaining things in their respective careers for this to work out. I've never seen a thing that Rob Schneider has been in that I've enjoyed. Couldn't they replace him with someone like Ted Danson? Now that would have been funny. In any case, this is the only real wide release this week that comes out Friday because for reasons that are above my pay grade, movies are now being released on Wednesdays, too (see below). Nobody wants to be in a theater during the first official weekend of the summer, so it's hard to think anyone will pick this over a second viewing of "Toy Story 3," but hey — "Funny People" did pretty well last summer, didn't it?

Knight And Day

Oh, snap! Muse is playing during the trailer! Yeah. What's up with these action romantic comedies? And even more so, what's up with Cameron Diaz not making good movies anymore? Tom Cruise gets a lifetime pass for the brilliant "Tropic Thunder," but I can't imagine this movie being anything worth seeing. And as I pointed out up top, why is this the first of many movies that are due out on a Wednesday this summer? Is this standard practice during June, July and August? I mean, goodness. I'm writing about it, and you've already had two days to see it (reviews go in the comments section, thank you). The most redeeming quality of this film? There's a Peter Sarsgard sighting! That's two exclamation points in one post. Still haven't seen "An Education?" How about "Shattered Glass?" Piece of advice. Save that money you'd be spending from making a trip to the theater this weekend for a summer vacation and rent one of those two movies. Promise either one will be better than this. Pinky-promise.

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